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Man held for creating fake Facebook profile of Patanjali's Acharya Balkrishna

Press Trust of India  |  Noida 

A man, who allegedly created a fake account of of the and engaged in "vulgar conversations" with the people, was arrested here today, police said.

Mohammad Zishan, in his 30s, of Chilkana in Saharanpur, was arrested in the morning from a in 10 where he had come for some work, they said.

A complaint in this regard was made on August 4 at the 20 police station here by Pramod Joshi, the of the Balkrishna, the managing of the Patanjali Ayurved, is also the and promotor of the Vedic Broadcasting Limited.

"The unidentified accused has created a fake profile of Balkrishna and was chatting with his followers in an indecent and vulgar manner which was damaging his reputation," Joshi wrote in his complaint to the police.

Station House Officer, 20, said, "The cyber cell of the police had been tracking Zishan since the case was registered. He was arrested this morning."

He has been booked under the Indian Penal Code sections 419, 420 and 500 -- cheating, fraud and defamation, the SHO said.

The accused has also been charged under Section 66 D of the Act for cheating by personation by using computer resource, Saxena said.

The police said they have seized the and two sim cards from Zishan which he used for the activity. He has been remanded in judicial custody, they said.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 17:20 IST